The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12305 13951 17619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.36% 15.07% 17.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.35% 49.49% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 10931 12444 15441
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 24933 28189 32849
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.12% 30.46% 32.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21373 24382 28036
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 4593 £55,000 +4.76% 496
South East 0 2322 £42,500 - 321
North West 0 1267 £40,000 - 219
East of England +3 1002 £41,750 -1.76% 142
Yorkshire -2 927 £40,000 +3.89% 150
South West 0 785 £39,500 +5.33% 142
West Midlands +2 781 £40,000 +6.66% 126
East Midlands -4 506 £42,500 +6.25% 74
North East +1 116 £35,750 -3.37% 23
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13309 (55.53%) .NET
2 12914 (53.88%) C#
3 12277 (51.22%) SQL
4 9010 (37.59%) Microsoft
5 8995 (37.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8753 (36.52%) ASP.NET
7 7914 (33.02%) MVC
8 6761 (28.21%) JavaScript
9 5741 (23.95%) HTML
10 5445 (22.72%) Finance
11 5424 (22.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5218 (21.77%) Windows
13 5033 (21.00%) CSS
14 4646 (19.38%) TDD
15 4385 (18.30%) T-SQL
16 4044 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3909 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 3741 (15.61%) .NET Framework
19 3721 (15.52%) AngularJS
20 3719 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
21 3413 (14.24%) WCF
22 3289 (13.72%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3276 (13.67%) Scrum
24 3140 (13.10%) Oracle
25 3137 (13.09%) jQuery
26 2918 (12.17%) Degree
27 2915 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
28 2910 (12.14%) Web Services
29 2655 (11.08%) SQL Server 2014
30 2600 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1632 (6.81%) IIS
2 1459 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 802 (3.35%) MS Exchange
4 759 (3.17%) CMS
5 496 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 454 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 444 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 430 (1.79%) Apache
9 379 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 337 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 286 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 283 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 264 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
14 256 (1.07%) JBoss
15 235 (0.98%) WebSphere
16 215 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 208 (0.87%) Apache Spark
18 200 (0.83%) Skype for Business
19 196 (0.82%) EPiServer
20 190 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 1129 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 729 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 175 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 145 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 79 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 67 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 63 (0.26%) SPSS
8 52 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.096%) InfoPath
10 22 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.046%) Fireworks
12 10 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.038%) HipChat
14 8 (0.033%) InDesign
15 7 (0.029%) GIMP
16 6 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 5 (0.021%) InVision
17 5 (0.021%) MicroStation
17 5 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
18 4 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 458 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 161 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 149 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 141 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 48 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 43 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 42 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 31 (0.13%) Eloqua
9 30 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 29 (0.12%) Magento
11 27 (0.11%) Actimize
11 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 24 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
13 23 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 23 (0.096%) thinkFolio
14 21 (0.088%) SAP Business One
14 21 (0.088%) Visualfiles
15 20 (0.083%) Infor M3
15 20 (0.083%) Maximo
15 20 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2915 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1502 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
3 652 (2.72%) Office 365
4 581 (2.42%) SaaS
5 234 (0.98%) PaaS
6 213 (0.89%) IaaS
7 186 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 173 (0.72%) GitHub
9 122 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 100 (0.42%) Google Play
11 88 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 67 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
13 57 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 41 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
16 37 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
17 36 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
17 36 (0.15%) Google Analytics
18 26 (0.11%) Boomi
18 26 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 748 (3.12%) Firewall
2 723 (3.02%) Internet
3 625 (2.61%) DNS
4 588 (2.45%) SAN
5 485 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 420 (1.75%) DHCP
7 393 (1.64%) LAN
8 391 (1.63%) WAN
9 295 (1.23%) HTTP
10 238 (0.99%) Intranet
11 231 (0.96%) VPN
12 184 (0.77%) VoIP
13 163 (0.68%) Skype
14 153 (0.64%) Network Security
15 144 (0.60%) NAS
16 138 (0.58%) VLAN
17 108 (0.45%) SSL
18 101 (0.42%) Wireless
19 96 (0.40%) SMTP
20 89 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4044 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3909 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2655 (11.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 2600 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2468 (10.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2280 (9.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2031 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1733 (7.23%) NoSQL
9 1711 (7.14%) MySQL
10 1651 (6.89%) Relational Database
11 1217 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
12 1050 (4.38%) MongoDB
13 948 (3.96%) Power BI
14 849 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 825 (3.44%) Big Data
16 630 (2.63%) RDBMS
17 517 (2.16%) Oracle Database
18 492 (2.05%) QlikView
19 491 (2.05%) Hadoop
20 482 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2071 (8.64%) Visual Studio
2 2041 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 1787 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1153 (4.81%) NUnit
5 871 (3.63%) Subversion
6 837 (3.49%) JIRA
7 670 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 590 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
9 486 (2.03%) Moq
10 452 (1.89%) Selenium
11 447 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 373 (1.56%) MSTest
13 323 (1.35%) SpecFlow
14 318 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
15 258 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 226 (0.94%) Maven
17 210 (0.88%) JUnit
18 123 (0.51%) Bitbucket
19 108 (0.45%) MSBuild
20 106 (0.44%) gulp
General
1 5445 (22.72%) Finance
2 1744 (7.28%) Banking
3 1111 (4.64%) Retail
4 972 (4.06%) Marketing
5 662 (2.76%) Games
6 582 (2.43%) Legal
7 562 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 544 (2.27%) Advertising
9 494 (2.06%) Telecoms
10 389 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 312 (1.30%) Front Office
12 266 (1.11%) Back Office
13 251 (1.05%) Law
14 208 (0.87%) Electronics
15 169 (0.71%) Publishing
16 164 (0.68%) Financial Institution
17 162 (0.68%) Music Industry
18 111 (0.46%) Automotive
19 86 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 65 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14374 (59.97%) Developer
2 7410 (30.92%) .NET Developer
3 5508 (22.98%) C# Developer
4 3800 (15.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 2536 (10.58%) SQL Developer
6 2343 (9.78%) Analyst
7 2312 (9.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2167 (9.04%) Senior Developer
9 1989 (8.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1672 (6.98%) Software Developer
11 1518 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1416 (5.91%) DBA
13 1155 (4.82%) SQL DBA
14 1075 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 980 (4.09%) .NET Software Developer
16 959 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
17 944 (3.94%) Administrator
18 919 (3.83%) Junior
19 915 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
20 898 (3.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13309 (55.53%) .NET
2 8753 (36.52%) ASP.NET
3 5741 (23.95%) HTML
4 5424 (22.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5033 (21.00%) CSS
6 3741 (15.61%) .NET Framework
7 3721 (15.52%) AngularJS
8 3413 (14.24%) WCF
9 3289 (13.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3137 (13.09%) jQuery
11 2910 (12.14%) Web Services
12 2254 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2230 (9.30%) Entity Framework
14 2053 (8.57%) XML
15 2026 (8.45%) WPF
16 1985 (8.28%) HTML5
17 1900 (7.93%) RESTful
18 1590 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1457 (6.08%) Node.js
20 1397 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1692 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1527 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 1460 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 792 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 653 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 644 (2.69%) Clustering
7 572 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 506 (2.11%) User Experience
9 482 (2.01%) Replication
10 462 (1.93%) Fintech
11 355 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 342 (1.43%) iPad
13 283 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 256 (1.07%) N-Tier
15 247 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 220 (0.92%) Fixed Income
17 175 (0.73%) Equities
18 166 (0.69%) Social Media
19 162 (0.68%) Tandem
20 149 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5218 (21.77%) Windows
2 2239 (9.34%) Windows Server
3 1681 (7.01%) Linux
4 1108 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1077 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 700 (2.92%) Unix
7 549 (2.29%) Android
8 368 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 356 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 338 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 206 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 162 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 113 (0.47%) Solaris
13 113 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 105 (0.44%) Windows XP
15 98 (0.41%) CentOS
16 61 (0.25%) AIX
17 58 (0.24%) Debian
18 57 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 37 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8995 (37.53%) Agile Software Development
2 7914 (33.02%) MVC
3 4646 (19.38%) TDD
4 3719 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
5 3276 (13.67%) Scrum
6 2336 (9.75%) OO
7 2257 (9.42%) BDD
8 2172 (9.06%) Web Application Development
9 2152 (8.98%) Web Development
10 1957 (8.17%) ETL
11 1817 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 1711 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 1623 (6.77%) SDLC
14 1341 (5.59%) Analytics
15 1245 (5.19%) Unit Testing
16 1237 (5.16%) ITIL
17 1194 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
18 1142 (4.76%) Mentoring
18 1142 (4.76%) Test Automation
19 1069 (4.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12914 (53.88%) C#
2 12277 (51.22%) SQL
3 6761 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 4385 (18.30%) T-SQL
5 2313 (9.65%) Java
6 1480 (6.17%) VB.NET
7 1334 (5.57%) PowerShell
8 1038 (4.33%) Ruby
9 812 (3.39%) Python
10 809 (3.38%) VB
11 721 (3.01%) C++
12 619 (2.58%) PHP
13 526 (2.19%) VBA
14 383 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 350 (1.46%) TypeScript
16 321 (1.34%) C
17 270 (1.13%) Perl
18 225 (0.94%) Shell Script
19 220 (0.92%) VBScript
20 217 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2918 (12.17%) Degree
2 981 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 354 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 348 (1.45%) MCSE
5 236 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 191 (0.80%) MCP
7 187 (0.78%) MCSA
8 169 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 161 (0.67%) ISEB
10 139 (0.58%) CCNA
11 127 (0.53%) MCITP
12 120 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 115 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 109 (0.45%) MCTS
15 105 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 82 (0.34%) CISSP
17 79 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
18 67 (0.28%) PMP
19 57 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 54 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 917 (3.83%) QA
2 378 (1.58%) SLA
3 348 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 137 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 126 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 69 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 35 (0.15%) PMO
8 27 (0.11%) HL7
9 23 (0.096%) MiFID
10 21 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.079%) GDPR
12 14 (0.058%) ISO 14001
13 13 (0.054%) ISO 9000
14 11 (0.046%) SEPA
14 11 (0.046%) WCAG
15 10 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.042%) WAI
16 9 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
16 9 (0.038%) EMIR
17 8 (0.033%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1705 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 808 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 599 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 313 (1.31%) vSphere
5 281 (1.17%) XenApp
6 259 (1.08%) Docker
7 190 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 132 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 64 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 64 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 59 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 59 (0.25%) XenServer
12 35 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 32 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 24 (0.10%) KVM
14 24 (0.10%) Varnish
15 23 (0.096%) ISA Server
15 23 (0.096%) NFS
15 23 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 374 (1.56%) Puppet
2 310 (1.29%) SCCM
3 298 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 214 (0.89%) Kibana
5 184 (0.77%) SCOM
6 183 (0.76%) Ansible
7 146 (0.61%) WSUS
8 130 (0.54%) Nagios
9 81 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 80 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 79 (0.33%) Control-M
12 75 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
13 70 (0.29%) Opsview
14 64 (0.27%) Backup Exec
14 64 (0.27%) Salt
15 62 (0.26%) logstash
16 57 (0.24%) SCVMM
16 57 (0.24%) vCenter Server
17 56 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
18 49 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9010 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 3140 (13.10%) Oracle
3 1408 (5.87%) VMware
4 716 (2.99%) Tableau
5 656 (2.74%) Cisco
6 641 (2.67%) SAP
7 635 (2.65%) Citrix
8 481 (2.01%) Google
9 411 (1.71%) HP
10 371 (1.55%) IBM
11 342 (1.43%) Facebook
12 332 (1.39%) Sitecore
12 332 (1.39%) Sybase
13 286 (1.19%) Xamarin
14 282 (1.18%) NetApp
15 267 (1.11%) Cognos
16 194 (0.81%) Apple
17 191 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
18 189 (0.79%) Informatica
19 173 (0.72%) Red Hat
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Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Range of great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 40k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Macbook + Phone + Flexible Working
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Recann
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Flexi Time
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40K+Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 45k plus pension, 25 days, flexi time, training + more
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits & bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Training, Grad Scheme
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday